Arbroath - home of the famous Declaration of Independence

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Arbroath is the largest of the Angus towns, it was here in 1320 that the famous declaration of Arbroath was actually signed after a meeting of the Estates of Scotland.

Arbroath Abbey was the setting for the signing of the famous Declaration of Independence on April 6th, 1320.

The Declaration urged the Pope to see things from a Scottish perspective and used strong words, indicating that without full acceptance of the Scottish cause, the wars that continued would be the responsibility of the Pope.

First founded by William the Lion in 1178 arbroath Abbey was originally a Cluniac priory until taken over by Tironesian monks in 1233, the Abbot's House contains a headless effigy which is believed be that of William the Lion.

This popular east coast holiday resort of arbroath has fine sandy beaches, spectacular red sandstone cliffs and numerous caves dotted along the coast line, to the south east lies the Bell Rock lighthouse and the Signal Tower designed by Robert Stevenson.

The Arbroath Smokie

A local speciality is the Arbroath Smokie during the seafest haddocks are smoked using traditional methods and are a great favourite with visitors.

The Arbroath Seafest

A fish festival in Arbroath, which has been going since 1997 and now is part of a wider local summer celebration, The Hairst.

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